Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana

Sede centrale Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana
6500 Bellinzona Via A. Gallino 12 (ex Via Ospedale)
Tel. +41 (0)91 811 91 11
iosi@eoc.ch

 
    Ambulatorio di Bellinzona +41 91 811 91 47            
    Ambulatorio di Locarno +41 91 811 45 76            
    Ambulatorio di Lugano +41 91 811 79 00            
    Ambulatorio di Mendrisio +41 91 811 33 96   
 
Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana

Sede centrale Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana
6500 Bellinzona Via A. Gallino 12 (ex Via Ospedale)
Tel. +41 (0)91 811 91 11
iosi@eoc.ch

 
    Ambulatorio di Bellinzona +41 91 811 91 47            
    Ambulatorio di Locarno +41 91 811 45 76            
    Ambulatorio di Lugano +41 91 811 79 00            
    Ambulatorio di Mendrisio +41 91 811 33 96   
 
Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana

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Medical Oncology

The Clinic of Medical Oncology is structured in 4 outpatient clinics (Bellinzona, Lugano, Mendrisio, Locarno) and a ward (31 beds at the Bellinzona hospital). About 25 doctors, 80 nurses and 10 secretaries are active in the service. All doctors are trained in general oncology and are generally capable of managing any type of cancer.
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Specialized Oncology Centers

With the creation of Specialized Oncology Centers, the EOC can achieve its multi-site transversal clinical reality and the multidisciplinary collaboration of teams specialized on types of tumors. These entities will make it possible to make even more effective the coordination of EOC professionals who already dedicate their clinical skills and their scientific interest to the specific oncological pathology treated by the Center. The patient will benefit from it throughout the course of treatment (diagnosis, therapy, assistance and treatment, rehabilitation) and the development of training and research will benefit.
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Radio-Oncology / Radiotherapy

Scientific and technological developments have enabled radiotherapy to achieve a very high therapeutic index in recent years, especially when combined with surgery, chemotherapy, receptor therapies, immunotherapy and others. To this end, clinical cases are discussed in multidisciplinary tumor-boards, involving the different professionals involved in patient care.
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Haematology

The Haematology Service deals with all blood diseases. The activity is divided into a diagnostic laboratory part (making the correct diagnosis), a clinical part (investigations and treatment of patients with haematological diseases), and research (development and refinement of new therapies
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Palliative care and support clinic

Palliative care provides holistic care for patients and their families, with the aim of maintaining or restoring the best possible quality of life through an interdisciplinary medical, nursing and psychosocial approach and high-level specialist skills.
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IOSI Nursing Service

This is the organisational structure coordinated by a nurse, who is responsible for planning and managing nursing care in the IOSI care facilities (wards and outpatient clinics), in cooperation with other health and social care professionals.
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Genetics Service

Genetic counselling in oncology is aimed at people who, on the basis of a personal or family history, have a high risk of developing cancer. Tumours are not hereditary diseases, but the predisposition to a disease can be passed on from one generation to another. It is possible, with specialised and multidisciplinary genetic counselling, to identify families with a possible genetic predisposition.
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The Breast Cancer Group

IOSI's Breast Cancer Group is part of the Senology Center of Southern Switzerland. Within the Institute the breast cancer group is responsible for establishing, and periodically updating, the treatment guidelines applied in the EOC hospitals. IOSI provides patients with modern integrated treatments, innovative drugs and availability to participate in clinical trials with new drugs.
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Psycho-oncology

Cancer is related to a range of emotional and psychological experiences, which often require the involvement of specialists to help patients and families with these delicate matters.
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Second opinion

The IOSI offers high quality consultations, including the review of histological material. To enable us to prepare for the consultation, a summary of the clinical history and the latest medical and diagnostic reports of the patient are required.
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Oncological rehabilitation

Today's multimodal and interdisciplinary cancer approaches have improved the success of treatments. With an extended life however, is an increase in importance of treatment and disease side effects. New physical, psychological, family and social needs arise, which it is important to recognise and address from the very beginning of the illness.
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Cellular Therapy Programme

In 1993, the first autologous stem cell transplantation in Ticino was performed in Bellinzona. Since then, more than 400 patients have received transplants, most of them suffering from lymphoma or multiple myeloma. From August 2020, the autologous transplantation unit will become part of a broader and more innovative project, which includes cellular therapies under a single umbrella.
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